The one thing that we can say for 2015 and the love gods involvement, is that there are plenty of shifts and changes, with each month bringing its own unique quality. Last month relationship matters took a back seat and while the spirit of romance dominated, for the whole of March this was split between Venus, planet of love's desire to move on and Jupiter's retrograde phase, which had your heart's focus on the past, keeping the levels of romantic nostalgia high. To a degree things will look like a continuation of last month and especially in the early days, but it's over Easter that everything starts to change. It begins with a total lunar eclipse in your relationship sector on Sunday the 5th April, but with the Moon here for the majority of Easter's long weekend, this will put the focus firmly on your relationships. With Venus, planet of love returning to your communication sector just a week later, whatever this lunar eclipse brings to a head or to your attention will soon have the support of the most important of all the love gods. Even Ceres' return to a social and serendipitous part of your chart on Easter Saturday will contribute to an overall improving situation for communication, relationship and friendship matters. Not to be outdone and just as both relationship and communication conditions are improving, Jupiter's direct turn in your romantic sector on the 9th April will not only shift your romantic focus onto the future, but will see the spirit of romance mount a comeback, kicking off what are destined to be the most romantically charged months of 2015.
Last year you had to wait until late May for Venus, planet of love to return to your sign to help define your romantic and relationship desires and expectations for the coming year, long after your birthday month was over and with the course for a new solar year already set. The love gods are making sure the same doesn't happen this time around and while the Sun won't return to your sign to kick off your birthday month and new solar year until the 20th April, you'll move into the month with Venus already here. Things will get better for Venus and the spirit of romance, starting from Day 1. Within hours of each other the 1st April will witness both Mars, planet of passion's return to your sign and the Moon's return to your romantic sector, in one fell swoop, fuelling your romantic passions and fighting spirit and bringing romantically charged lunar vibes into play. This is the Moon's only visit to your romantic sector while Venus is in your sign and will have a big influence on the romantic desires, expectations and intentions you're setting for the coming year. Having Mars return on the same day will add a sense of bravado and confidence, something you need considering that you're just months away from the start of your luckiest year for love in over a decade. With the Moon in your romantic sector until the 3rd April and Venus leaving your sign on the 12th April, the early days of the month are likely to be the most romantically charged. The Moon's visit to your relationship sector from the 6th April to the 8th April will also play out while Venus is still in your sign, with both visits contributing to a better sense of what you want from love and from your relationships moving forward.
There is something very special in the air this month and especially on the romantic front and it's all because of Venus, planet of love, who will also put your relationships on notice. You'll begin the month with a lot of focus on the past with Venus, planet of love in a nostalgic part of your chart at the same time that Saturn is spending his first full month in retrograde motion in your relationship sector. While they will clash later in the month, with Venus' return to your sign on the 12th April leading to an opposition on the 15th/16th April, this is something that belongs to the second half of the month. During the first part of the month and especially around Easter, there is a huge amount of romantic nostalgia in the air as Venus takes you on a nostalgic trip down love's memory lane. It's during this phase that a total lunar eclipse in your romantic sector over Easter will bring an explosion of romantic sentiment, while the doors are still open to the past. The most important event of the month is likely to go unnoticed at the time, with lucky Jupiter's direct turn in your communication sector on the 9th April hardly game changing. Until then there's an opportunity to give the past and unsaid words a voice and with Saturn in retrograde motion in your relationship sector as well it's your relationships that will benefit, the true importance of that turn won't come until after Venus returns to your sign on the 12th April. For the first time in 27 years Venus will return to find Saturn in your relationship sector and if he thinks that relationship matters are going to rain on her romantic parade then he's got another thing coming. Their opposition on the 15th/16th April may create some personal and/or relationship tension but this is when Jupiter's direct turn in your communication sector 6 days earlier comes in, creating the potential for a communication and/or relationship breakthrough.
April is set to be a month of two halves for you, with the second half swathed in a veil of both romantic and relationship nostalgia, while the first half is anything but. You will begin the month with Venus, planet of love in a social and serendipitous part of your chart, where she's working with the laws of attraction and synchronicity to put you in the right place at the right time, with the scene set for some serendipitous moments or encounters. At the same time with Ceres, dwarf planet and fellow goddess of the solar system in her final days in your relationship sector, the focus is on the future and on the relationship front in particular, establishing what you want and need from your relationships moving forward. Yet while Ceres will leave on the 4th April she'll not only return in a few months time, Pluto will stay behind to help implement the expectations she leaves you with. It's just 8 days after Ceres' departure from your relationship sector over Easter that Venus, planet of love will return to a nostalgic part of your chart on the 12th April, beginning a 26 day nostalgic trip down love's memory lane. This is part of the process of preparing to return to your sign early next month, with a chance to dance with some old ghosts and escape into old romantic memories first. It's just 3 days after Venus' return to a nostalgic part of your chart, shifting your romantic focus onto the past that Pluto's retrograde turn in your relationship sector on the 15th April will shift your relationship focus to the past as well, staying that way for the next 5 months. While the relationship focus will remain on the past until September with Venus returning to your sign early next month, a nostalgic trip down love's memory lane is just 26 days long and needs to be enjoyed and embraced.
There are some pleasant surprises this month, so much so that there's a need to move into the month assuming nothing, other than the fact that the personal and/or relationship tensions of previous months really are behind you. It was Mercury's departure from your relationship sector on the 13th March that not only wrapped up a very active and defining few months, leaving you with the means to keep the communication lines open, but brought the last of a series of oppositions with Jupiter to an end. While the Sun, Venus and Mercury will always move through your relationship sector in the early months of each year, for the first time in 12 years they returned to find Jupiter in your sign, refusing to let your relationship needs come before your own, forcing you to confront balance issues. While this may have been challenging at the time this has left you with a more authentic sense of what you want from your relationships and what they need from you. This should have been the end of the story as far as your relationships are concerned, usually having to wait until the following January for the focus to shift back here. However that changes over Easter with Ceres' return to your relationship sector on the 4th April and the timing couldn't be better. Ceres will never move into opposition with Jupiter and is not interested in relationship issues or housekeeping, returning to bring some of the nurturing back into your relationships. Ceres returns just hours before a total lunar eclipse in your communication sector on Easter Sunday, creating the potential for a communication and/or relationship breakthrough in her early hours. With Saturn spending his first full month in retrograde motion in your romantic sector in 27 years, the love gods are even holding the doors open to second chances and a chance to make up for lost time.
After a huge relationship push over recent months, one that included a visit from the Sun, Venus, Mercury and Mars and a total solar eclipse, the first in your relationship sector since 1998, you're left with a clear sense of what you want from your relationships and what they need from you. It was just hours earlier, on the 31st March that Mercury left your relationship sector, taking you right to April's door but not coming forward with you, leaving you with the means to keep the communication lines open and remain committed to your relationships, but leaving you to take it from here on your own. After so much has been invested over recent months and with Neptune and Chiron staying on to keep your relationships on track, this is when the real journey begins. This also gives you a chance to embrace the spirit of romance and adventure, especially as there is a sense of urgency on both fronts in the early days of the month. For with Ceres leaving your romantic sector on the 4th April and Venus leaving an adventurous part of your chart on the 12th April, the two goddesses of the solar system have come together to make their final days count, pooling their resources and bringing the spirit of romance and adventure together. Yet even though they'll move on, with Pluto not only remaining in your romantic sector but turning retrograde on the 15th April, holding the door open to second chances and Mars spending the whole month in an adventurous part of your chart, keeping a passion for adventure and your romantic passions alive won't be a problem. After so much focus on your relationships over recent months the spirit of romantic adventure is fighting back.
With the Sun always spending the first 3 weeks of April in your relationship sector the focus will always be on your relationships at this time of year, but it's not often that Venus, planet of love has been and gone by this point. Even Mars, who returned with Venus in late February to get a better sense of what you're fighting for, will leave on the 1st April just as Mercury, planet of communication is spending his first full day. This creates a line in the sand on the 1st April that makes this a very different month to last month, which saw Venus and Mars working together to get a clear sense of what you want from your relationships, with the focus shifting this month to what your relationships need from you in return. Until the Sun leaves your relationship sector on the 20th April there's a need to keep it real, keeping your eyes open and head out of the sand, while until he leaves on the 15th April Mercury will be working to keep the communication lines open. While this is more about taking care of any relationship housekeeping, if you're going to turn the desires and expectations Venus and Mars left you with into reality and into something ongoing, this is a vital part of the process. To begin with, especially with Mercury having left your romantic sector last month, wrapping up an annual update, it may feel like the romance has been squeezed out of life and your relationships but hold on, help is on the way. It begins with Ceres' return to your romantic sector on the 4th April, where she'll spend the next 4 months taking your romantic expectations to a much deeper and unexpected level, just 8 days before Venus, fellow goddess of the solar system and planet of love, returns to an adventurous part of your chart on the 12th April.
While it's the norm that the focus will shift to your relationships in April, last year this didn't happen until the Sun returns on the 20th April, whereas by the time he returns this year you'll already have a clear sense of what you want from your relationships. Last year Venus didn't return to your relationship sector until May, after the Sun had been and gone and Mars, warrior planet of the cosmos didn't return at all, with the last two years also containing some very challenging Saturn oppositions. All in all these annual updates haven't been a pleasant or particularly successful experience over recent years, but that's not only about to change, it already has. It began when Venus, planet of love returned to your relationship sector on the 17th March, long before the Sun's reality checks and to find that Saturn was no longer on the other side of the sky, giving her the freedom to bring the fun, love and romance back into your relationships. By the time Mars returns on the 1st April to fire up your passions and fighting spirit, you'll have a sense of what you're fighting for and where to set him to work. Venus will leave your relationship sector on the 12th April, but not before leaving you with a clear sense of what you want from your relationships and what you're fighting for. Mercury, who only left your romantic sector on the 31st March, will return to your relationship sector on the 15th April, ensuring that by the time the Sun returns to begin your annual relationship review on the 20th April, the communication lines are open and without the pressures and challenges of previous years you're well on the way to turn Venus' desires and expectations into reality. While the spirit of romance will take a back seat this month, after some romantically charged months and especially after last month's total solar eclipse, you can't go back to not knowing what you want and need from love.
Love is always in the air in April, with the Sun always spending the first 3 weeks of April in your romantic sector, but not to the degree that it is this year. By the time you move into the new month Venus, planet of love has been and gone, but not before leaving her romantic desires and expectations in safe hands and on the 1st April Mars will do the same. Having returned to your romantic sector on the 20th February, while Mars will leave on the 1st April, this has given him plenty of time to fuel your romantic passions and fighting spirit and together with the legacy that Venus has left, allows you to start the month with a clear sense of what you're fighting for. Mercury, who returned to your romantic sector on the 31st March, will continue to give your heart a voice until he leaves on the 15th April, with the Sun staying on until the 20th April to keep the spotlight on matters of the heart and all things romantic. A New Moon on the 19th April will bring a chance to commit to your heart, the spirit of romance and the journey ahead, but it's at this point that the love gods assigned to all things romantic will take a back seat. Normally there is a gap between the most romantically charged months of the year and when the focus shifts to your relationships, but Venus' return to your relationship sector on the 12th April will see this happens while romantic forces are still unfolding. While this does set the scene for some personal and/or relationship tension, especially around the 15th/16th April, with fellow goddess Ceres returning to your communication sector on the 4th April, you'll have the means to turn this into an opportunity for a communication and/or relationship breakthrough.
While April is the month when, no matter what the romantic drought, will always be broken, though often, as was the case last year, you have to wait until the Sun returns to your romantic sector on the 20th April. Last year Venus, planet of love didn't return to your romantic sector until late May and Mars, planet of passion didn't return at all, so they've both got some making up for lost time and a desire to get in before the Sun's more practical focus. You will move into the month with Venus not only in your romantic sector, but here since the 17th March with your romantic desires and expectations already fuelled. Mars' return to your romantic sector on the 1st April, where he'll remain for the rest of the month, will see your romantic passions and fighting spirit kick in, adding further fuel to Venus' desires and expectations. With Venus not leaving until the 12th April this creates some of the most romantically charged weeks of the year and with no need to keep it real until the Sun returns on the 20th April, this will create some of the best romantic weeks for several years. Mercury will return to your romantic sector on the 15th April, returning 3 days after Venus' departure to give your heart a voice and to put heart and mind on the same page. By the time the Sun returns on the 20th April you'll have had more support from the love gods than you've had in the last 2 years, with the romantic fallout spilling over into May as well. The only look in your relationships will get will be during the Moon's monthly visit to your relationship sector from the 23rd to the 26th April.
There is a huge amount of focus on communication this month and the timing couldn't be better, for it coincides with not only Jupiter's final weeks in retrograde motion in your relationship sector, but the turnaround that is coming this month and not just on the relationship front. Venus, planet of love left your communication sector last month and Mars, warrior planet of the cosmos will leave on the 1st April, but not before playing their part in the communication breakthroughs possible. That support will continue until Mercury, planet of communication leaves your communication sector on the 15th April and the Sun on the 20th April. They'll be here in Jupiter's final days in retrograde motion in your relationship sector, supporting a chance to give the past and unsaid words a voice and when he turns direct on the 9th April, turning your relationship focus onto the future and beginning the rebuilding phase. The Sun and Mercury will still be in your communication sector when Venus, planet of love returns to your romantic sector on the 12th April, finally breaking the romantic drought. Since as far back as mid 2014 the love gods have been focused on relationship matters, with the spirit of romance and matters of the heart left to fend for themselves. This is early in the year to see the spirit of romance kick in, with the Sun not returning until later next month, as is the case each year and Venus didn't return until the 24th June last year. The Moon will move through your romantic sector from the 21st April to the 23rd April to whip up the right amount of romantic sentiment, at a time when your relationships will be giving romantic forces a run for their money.
There is something deceptive about this month's conditions, for on the surface it doesn't seem like the love gods have shown up at all, whereas in reality they're all on undercover missions, the importance of which will only be appreciated further down the track and it all hinges on Venus, planet of love. Venus returned to your communication sector on the 17th March, so has been working for several weeks to give your heart a voice before Mars returns on the 1st April to add his muscle. By the time Mercury, planet of communication returns on the 15th April and the Sun on the 20th April, the communication lines couldn't be more supported. This allows Venus to slip out the door on the 12th April, beginning her next undercover mission. Venus' return to your home and family sector is in fact a chance to get the home fires burning brightly and as the next stop, early next month, is her return to your romantic sector, this is in fact the start of a mission to make your life as love friendly as possible. With the love gods more focused on communication and home matters this may seem uninspiring at best, until you appreciate just how important the coming months are destined to be for both romantic matters and your relationships. Your biggest relationship year in over a decade begins midyear, but it's now that the communication lines are being opened and with this year's romantic push beginning next month, there's a chance to make your life as love friendly as possible first. There'll be clues to what the love gods are lining you up for during the Moon's visit to your romantic sector from the 23rd April to the 26th April, the last before Venus returns and also during the two visits to your relationship sector this month. The Moon will move through your relationship sector from the 1st April to the 3rd April and again from the 28th April to the 1st May, evoking strong emotional responses and a chance to link in with communication forces.